Maindrian Pace

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Mesa, AZ
  • Full Name Mike Schnur

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  1. Maindrian Pace added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    '70 Charger R/T
    At last night's Mesa show, a 2 owner, all original loaded Plum Crazy 440 Magnum/727 P/S PDB A/C 8 track tape Charger, and that is the original paint, interior, top, and nearly everything else. Not sure about the mirrors. Only the second original paint Plum Crazy car I've ever seen. Original window sticker there too, price was a steep $5,355 new - Cadillac money basically. Photos are borderline dusk low light I-Phone, but could have been worse. Incredible, heavy hitter Mopar.

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  2. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Monogram 1992 Ford Mustang GT convertible   

    Looks great, and I love the stance and the wheel idea.
  3. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1946 Chevorlet Panel Truck mild custom   

    Fantastic scratch building! no easy task to get all those compound curves correct, but correct it is.
  4. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Undecided   

    I'll be That Guy. Where 1:1 cars are concerned, when someone dies; like a father or friend, the family/friends will finish a project car - often in a way that the deceased would have liked to have finished it. It's a tribute, and a feeling like they are doing something creative in remembrance or productive in terms of working out grief. I've been involved with that process - twice. Where models are concerned, I believe that much the same applies.
  5. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 427 shelby cobra   

    Looks great, and the signed dash is something I've never seen in a model before. Very creative.
  6. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1977 F-150 4x4   

    Thanks again, guys, it's much appreciated.
  7. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Don & Carol Holthaus, AKA The Modelhaus.
  8. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Suspension attention: With the body more or less back in shape, I started in on the suspension. AMT went through a period of weirdness in the mid '60s with Ford suspension. The '65 was the most complex, separate upper control arms, steerable, rolling wheels. The '66 was simplified; rolling, steel axles front and back, no upper control arms. '67 was my least favorite - non-rolling wheels front and back with no provision to make them roll, (cheap) no upper control arms. I never had a '68 kit, so I don't know what they did that year. The '67-'68 AMT Mustangs and Shelby also didn't roll, and since everything I build must roll, (a thing with me) I've had to mod the suspension on all of these kits that I've built.
    So I decided to use most of the '65 suspension parts on the front of this '67. It was the same on the real cars, so it's mostly correct anyway. I cut notches in the '67 front wheel tubs to use the '65 UCA's:

    I needed to widen the front track to place the wheels where I wanted them, so I added a piece of the '65 lower control arms to the tips of the '67 setup:

    And moved to the rear. The rear ends on all of these Fords is supposed to be a 9 inch, but it looks like a generic blob. So I found a glue bomb 9" rear in the parts box, cut the center out, and grafted it into the '67 rear end/control arm assembly. I glued a strip of Evergreen to the control arms to keep them square while the center section was cut out, and glued it together with an axle in it to keep it square while curing.

    I don't usually get this tricky with suspension, but if it cooperates, it will be the only thing I have with posable steering.
  9. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Found this....   

    The Boys get captured by bad guys, thrown into a cave and the opening sealed.
    A few minutes later:
    B.A. - "Look, Hannibal, I found a complete, operational welding outfit, a running fork lift, gas cylinders, and items that we can combine into improvised explosives to blow the bad guy's Jeeps onto their roofs while they try to chase us!"
    It was a simpler time.
  10. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1971 F100 shop truck   

    Love it, any shop would be proud to have that truck. Great stance, wheel/tire package, weathering, everything.
  11. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Larry's amazing scratchbuilt '57 Jeep pickup   

    Amazing! You guys just keep stepping up your game, and this one will be hard to top. (Not like it needs to be topped)
  12. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Twin turbo z28   

    Really cool project. I like the notched core support for the discharge tube on the 1:1.
  13. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    I don't like the peak chrome, makes it too busy with the high-zoot ribbed XL trim. Mine won't be getting it, less is more theory here.
    Scribed new trunk and door lines:

    Finalizing wheels and tires - '65 Galaxie steelies, parts box rims, Johan slicks and skinnies.

    Quick and mostly dirty mock up - I have dog dish caps which may or may not go on, depending how Thunderboltish this turns out.

  14. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Love the detailing, the color combo, the whitewalls... Sooooo nice.
  15. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic My Goal For 2016 - Buy A New Mustang GT Premium Before 2017   

    It sounds like a great plan. I would wait until the debt is paid down to a level that you both feel comfortable with before taking on the new car payment, but it sounds like that's what the plan is anyway. Just don't be in a hurry, wait for everything to fall into place and it will happen when the time is right.